I will like to share with you about my makeup experience. Not the skills nor the techniques today but what it could actually represent. Just like love, it could bring joy and happiness to people around the world. When things that we could get easily, they might need a few more steps in order to get it. When your passion, interest and skill could actually bless others.
It was an impromptu makeup lesson that I had to conduct in my mission trip in June. I was informed that the ladies have parties and weddings to attend every year and they would love to put on makeup. Tell me, which girl will not want to look pretty? Hardly right?? lol So there is a ‘market’ for beauty everywhere.
I brought my basic makeup and they were not enough to do a full makeup look. So we had to head to the market to get the supplies. The makeup sold at the market was very cheap and of average quality. But we would like to work with what they have available in the district.
After school, the students cycled to the base where we were staying at for the lesson. I was actually surprised to see so many who came as it was a last minute planned programme. I was nervous but excited to see how it would go.
Look at the bicycles parked downstairs. So cool!
Let the lesson begin!
It was a hot day and I was hoping that the makeup would not melt.
Now it was their turn to role-play 🙂
The lady who was doing the makeup, she has a talent! She could blend and visualize well with the look she wanted to do.
Look at her work 🙂
Oh ya, they have hair styling skills on their own too! I got to learn from them instead 🙂
The time of fellowship and teaching was priceless. The joy was unspeakable. I am actually smiling now as I am typing :))
So the next time you are going for a mission trip, do not think that your skills and passion cannot be shared. Bless others with your talents and do not be surprised that you might be blessed with even more 🙂
THE MAKEUP PAPARAZZI